Originally Posted by camiller
However alcohol doesn't have to follow FDA labeling rules, otherwise commercial beers would have to carry calorie, carbohydrate and other nutritional info. Alcohol has to be labeled in accordance with BATF guidelines not FDA, or at least that is the way I understand it.
I've read in the past that sulfites is one exception to that (at least in the context of wine). I'd be curious to know if that's the case.
Edit: digging around the TTB site, I found:
The TTB has sulfite waivers on their site and http://www.ttb.gov/ssd/sulfite_waiver.shtml
Reference to OMB No. 1513-0084:http://www.ttb.gov/forms/notices/03-14709.htm
OMB Number: 1513-0084.
Abstract: In accordance with our consumer protection
responsibilities, as mandated by law, TTB requires label disclosure
statements on all alcoholic beverage products released from U.S.
bottling premises or customs custody that contain 10 parts per million
or more of sulfites. Sulfiting agents have been shown to produce
allergic-type responses in humans, particularly asthmatics, and the
presence of these ingredients in alcohol beverages may have serious
health implications for those who are intolerant of sulfites.
Disclosure of sulfites on labels of alcohol beverages will minimize
their exposure to these ingredients.